Archive for November, 2005

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Yesterday I worked on Jill’s pants (4 inches of leg to go) and the bamboo baby sweater (sleeve over half done). I haven’t yet decided what to work on today.

One of my teenage friends called yesterday. He came over last night with a stack of movies, and actually intended to spend the night. We pulled out an extra mattress and he bunked down in the living room. His mom had a baby a little before 3 am Thanksgiving Day, and the poor guy was all alone at home. We had a good time, watching Star Wars I and III, and the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We were incredibly late to bed, of course, but, it was worth it.

On hospitality: I enjoy having people in my home (well, there are a couple exceptions, but that’s a rant for another day). It’s a mark of Christian love, you know. I could throw in some scripture quotes, but if you care, you already know them, so I won’t.

I think we are putting the tree up today. Dh has to work, but only has one call. That will give us time to clean the living room real well before he gets back though :)

My first cup of coffee is almost gone. I think I will finish up those 2 projects today after all, even if my normal rotating schedule calls for a personal day. I’ll definitely work on a square(s) as soon as Dh leaves though. I don’t know what I will do after that, but you know I will post what I actually did.

I updated the stash page this morning, btw. 206 balls left! Gotta love those scrap projects, right? I am still thinking on December’s list, and I’ll be updating the sidebar as soon as I finish November’s stuff.

Some People Just Talk Too Much

Especially about stuff that’s none of their business!

Aunt 1: What have you done?
Me: Been blessed!
Aunt 1: You need to cut that willy-whacker off!
Me: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Aunt 2: Are you pregnant again?
Me: Yes ma’am.
Aunt 2: You need to tell him to tie a knot in that thing.
Me: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Uncle1: Maybe those 2 deacons were the only ones with courage enough to confront the issues.
Me: No, it was 2, only 2.

Note: Uncle 1 does not even live in this town.

And a Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. You know what’s happy? I don’t have to see any of them again until Christmas.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today, I am thankful for the family I love, and the God I worship.

I visited the blanket last night, and sewed the first of the last 4 strips into place. I have added several projects to the list I started with this month-the stole, the santana demo, actually finishing DD#4’s blanket, the dulaan hats ,and the bamboo baby. Here are the estimates of how much time I need to complete each of the remaining projects on November’s agenda:

  • jill 1.5 days
  • my size demo 3 days
  • baby size just needs sleeve, 1/2 day
  • blanket squares 1 day
  • baby blanket 2.5
  • That’s without real life interfering with the knitting, I wont be able to hyper-focus like I did these past 2 days, and that’s 8.5 days. I’ll be comparing this to the actual time it takes. There are just 7 days left in the month, including today. I better get busy!!

    The green bean casserole is sitting in the warm oven, and we are watching the Macy’s parade. We will be getting ready to leave soon, going to one of the family Thanksgiving dinners. I dread this one, but go we will.

    God’s Stole

    When I started this last Sunday night, it was for me, as I said. But I was less than an hour into it when I was told it was for someone else.

    So, how did I do it? I had 11 whites, and the dark yarn. Each white was given a number, basically in order of yardage. I cast on 220 stitches and knit 6 rows with the dark before starting the white. I stuck my fist into the bag, with pointer finger extended, and the first yarn I touched was the first pick. I knit however many rows that would make, never stopping in the middle of the ridge, never doing more than 10 rows. Then I knit the same number with the dark yarn. For the next pick, I would choose the yarn that added up to 11 when combined with the first white’s number. I knit the whole ting on size 10 needles. If I had more of a white than I needed for 10 rows, I just set the rest of it aside. When I was almost out of the brown, I stopped. It measures 15 x 66 unblocked and without fringe. Yes, I realize that is 990 square inches plus finishing from Sunday around 9pm til Wednesday at 5pm, roughly. I told you in the title it was God’s stole; it was powered by the Holy Ghost.

    God really used the time I worked on this stole to bring some peace to my heart over what has happened in our church. It’s going to the wife of our now-resigned pastor. I hope it brings that same peace to her. I’m waiting on delivery instructions now, but I’ll wash it up and block it tonight or tomorrow.

    Detail pic

    Midwife Report

    My blood pressure is 110/53. That explains the TIAs and accompanying dizziness. Baby’s heart rate was 152. Guess I’ll be making a second layette in girl colors, just in case. In my free time.

    Todays news, Ages old

    2 Timothy 3

    1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.

    This was in yesterday’s Bible reading. Pretty much describes the current state of world affairs, eh?

    Consumed by a Stole

    Here is the stole as it looks this morning.

    Now, I had every intention right up until 5 minutes ago to ignore it today and work on other things. Ummm, no. For whatever reason, I am compelled to work on this. I’ve learned to (mostly) listen to those nudges, so work on this I will.

    Besides I get the distinct impression that anything else I do will be so full of errors that I will end up ripping it out anyway.

    At class last night 2 women came in early, trying to eat me for lunch. They evidently don’t get the concept that “patternless sweater” means exactly that– no pattern. I think we got it all settled in the end. Well, except for the woman who spent class number one starting a poncho, and class number 2 demanding help with a newly cast-on top down raglan. Whatever. She spent class three taking notes while I explained in thorough detail exactly how to build a sweater.

    In spite of that, I love teaching. Knitting really is a passion for me, and it is a great joy to teach others about it. Even troublesome others.

    Stole Started

    I worked a bit on this last night, and I find it back in my hands this morning.. It was supposed to be for me, but we’ll see.

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